The Cameroon Football Association President, Samuel Eto has issued a public apology for physically assaulting a supporter in Qatar at the one going World Cup.
In a video that was shared online, Eto could be seen taking photos with fans following Brazil’s win over South Korea on Monday; the 41-year-old then appears to take exception to a comment made by one of the individuals before chasing them; there was then a physical altercation.
That incident received widespread attention from the media and much criticism, with the former football star coming out to issue an apology, saying the behavior was uncharacteristic of his person.
In his apology letter published on his verified handle on Twitter, he said, “After the Brazil-South Korea match, I had a violent altercation with a person who was probably an Algerian supporter,” Eto’o wrote on his social media channels.
“I would like to apologize for losing my temper and reacting in a way that does not match my personality. I apologize to the public for this unfortunate incident.
“I pledge to continue to resist the relentless provocation and daily harassment of some Algerian supporters.
“Indeed, since the Cameroon-Algeria match on 28 March in Blida, I have been the target of insults and allegations of cheating without any evidence.”
Algeria complained about the referee’s handling of the qualifying play-off match at Blida, where Karl Toko Ekambi of Cameroon scored the game-winning goal with the final kick.